They seem to want to repeat 2016 all over again. But instead of overconfidence and bluster, they are going to let fear rule them instead.
So we get Biden, a fatally flawed candidate, a gaffe machine whose wife admits that the other candidates may be better in some policies. The center are so sure he can win despite is long record, his tendency to flip flop, is inability to attract large crowds, and history that shows that when either party goes for the "safe" choice, they more often that not, lose. And it seems to me that Trump has been able to poke fun at Biden successfully.
So they want to nominate a candidate that turns off younger voters, depresses the votes, and forces us to rely on voters that flip. That is more of a "risk" than running Warren, who has not only brought out enthusiasm, but has unique strengths that cause trouble for Trump, as well as being able to expand the electorate.
Centrists need to learn from 2016. The fact of the matter is Trump defeated a centrist, not a progressive candidate in 2016. Hilary was in fact more conservative than Obama. Centrists love to talk about how they were key to winning the House, but the facts are that progressive voters made that happen, as well, the centrists took heavy defeats in the Senate races. Centrists do not like talking about their Senate losses. And Clinton's loss is cemented by the fact that progressives went rogue, staying home or voting third party, causing losses in key states. The same will happen with Biden.
And the centrists fear that the Dems will lose the House despite the current polling being at 2018 levels for the generic congress polls, as well as the notion that Congress doesn't swing that much during Presidential elections. But centrist fear......so we have travesties like giving Trump a blank check for his migrant camps.
And who got under Trumps skin last month? It wasn't the centrists. It was the progressive rock stars. They were able to get Trump to make a serious mistake that dinged his poll numbers while at the same time, held their own against the Democrat establishment, and dare I say, got concessions from Pelosi.
Instead of fighting, like progressives do, centrists want to cower in fear. And if you are ruled by fear, Trump will win in 2020 and in other battles going forward.